Ms. Cassandra Hanley Carroll is senior counsel in the Labor & Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Her practice focuses on defending employers against single and multi-plaintiff claims for discrimination, retaliation, and harassment, as well as against high exposure wage and hour class action claims arising under the California Labor Code. She also routinely handles wrongful termination, breach of contract, and other employment-related tort and contract claims.
Ms. Carroll’s experience includes litigation in both state and federal courts, including jury trials, private arbitration, and administrative agencies. Recently, she secured defense jury verdicts in the California Superior Courts in the counties of Contra Costa (June, 2008) and Los Angeles (February, 2009).
In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Carroll also represents federal contractors in affirmative action compliance matters involving OFCCP proceedings, including audits and pre-audit review and analysis of data. Ms. Carroll also advises employers on matters related to personnel practices to ensure compliance with mandates impacting recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, discipline, and termination.
She further provides frequent counseling and advice to clients regarding a wide variety of laws affecting the employment relationship, including the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the California Labor Code, as well as other state and federal statutes and OFCCP regulations.
Ms. Carroll has handled litigation for and provided counseling to clients in a variety of industries, including health care, construction, hospitality, retail, aerospace, non-profit, and high technology. In addition to her labor and employment practice, Ms. Carroll also has experience handling general litigation matters, including commercial and real property disputes as well as consumer class actions.
She also provides legal assistance to local pro bono community programs, including Project Homeless Connect, the Legal Advice and Referral Clinic (LARC), and the Consumer Project. Ms. Carroll was a Judicial Extern in 1999 to the Honorable Charles A. Legge (ret.), U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of California.
- J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law (2000)
- B.A., University of Southern California (1995)
- Bar Association of San Francisco
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